Headliners: Patti Wigington, Carrie Leitch, Aaron Leitch, Grey Ghosthawk
Drum Circle: Kelso, Becca and Friends

Headliner Bios

Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey is a Wiccan­Witch, writer, and wanna­be rock and roller. He has been a part of the greater Pagan community for over twenty years and has spent nearly half that time teaching and speaking at Pagan conventions across the United States and Canada. His first book for Llewellyn came out in 2016 and his latest book (“The Witch’s Book of Shadows”) has just recently been released. He lives in Sunnyvale California where he and his wife Ari help lead two local covens. Because they don’t want to be outnumbered, Ari and Jason only have two cats.

Christiana Gaudet

Christiana Gaudet has been a full-time tarot professional for twenty-five years. She is the author of Fortune Stellar and Tarot Tour Guide, and was named “Tarosophist of the Year” for 2016 by the Tarosophy Tarot Association, the world’s largest tarot organization. From her office in Palm City, Florida, Christiana serves a worldwide client with readings, psychic entertainment, tarot education and professional mentoring. Visit her online at ChristianaGaudet.com.

Carrie Leitch

Carrie Leitch is an artist, magician, and teacher located in West Central Florida.  For more than twenty years, she has studied and practiced multiple traditions and religions, and is an adept member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.

Jason Augustus Newcomb

Jason considers himself first and foremost a magical technologist, meaning that he develops mental tools for improving magical rituals, both for himself and others. He has developed over 100 magical ritual enhancing audio recordings and many other practical tools. He is a spiritual teacher, healer, and writer who has been studying and working with the powers of the mind, mysticism and Western esotericism for over twenty years. He is the author of more than a dozen books on esoteric practice including the acclaimed “Book of Magick Power,” "21st Century Mage," and "The New Hermetics." He has also been an active participant in the Western Mystery Tradition for nearly his whole life, studying consciousness and magick since he was around eleven years old. Jason has extensively studied Hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming and obtained certification in Clinical Hypnotherapy with the American Board of Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming through the NLP Society. He has spent his life actively exploring consciousness and has developed a set of unique consciousness altering tools that allow him to facilitate vast changes in consciousness in students, which help them activate higher states.

Opal Luna

“The Goddess has been with me all my life though I have not always recognized her as such. As a child, a black cat would play with me for hours. I have always appreciated my alone time. As an adolescent, an owl was a constant. Drawn on my notebooks, embroidered on my jeans and I found comfort there. As a young adult, I grew to appreciate the spider as my spirit guide and I have crocheted webs of fantasy. Today, as a crone, I am visited by all three and I am never alone." ~ Opal Luna

Opal Luna is a crone in the Strega tradition. She serves as an elder in the Pagan Community, and an ordained minister through Moon Path Circle. She and her husband Karl, the drum guy, are active members with the CUUPS group at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Lauderdale. She enjoys participating and presenting a variety of pagan topics and rituals, such as an annual ritual in June calling for protection during the Hurricane season.

As a Reiki practitioner, Opal Luna infuses healing in all of her crafting. So began the evolution from crafting to Craft and the path of Fiber Magick was born. Her new book www.fibermagick.com has been published recently.

Dru Ann Welch

Dru Ann Welch has 15+ years of experience in the fields of sound and energy healing. She is a Crystal Singing Bowl Therapy Practitioner, Reiki Master/Teacher, certified H.E.A.L. Technique® practitioner, author and presenter.

Dru Ann is the author of 11 books, creator of 2 oracle decks and the performing artist on 3 CD’s. She is a Tarot Reader and an Intuitive Counselor. She holds a degree in education and teaches with a passion.

Dru Ann was featured as one of Thought Leaders in Tedx Speaker Corey Poirier‘s books, Enlightened Becoming the Best Version of You in 5 Easy Steps and The Book of WHY (And How). Additionally she is a contributor to The Good Witch’s Guide.

Her musings in the form of quotes, blogs and articles have been featured on The Wellness Universe,in Circle Magazine ( Imbolc Issue 119/pg 42) The Spirit Ezine (May 2015) and on the PBN News Network.

Grey Ghosthawk

Grey Ghosthawk is the HP of the FOUR WINDS LODGE, a Temple of the Sacred Path, ATC. A teacher and ceremonialist that has been on the Native Path for some 20 years, studying and learning from numerous elders of many tribes and traditions. Apprenticed to a Metis medicine man for 12 years, Grey has learned many healing modalities and been given rights to perform certain Rituals including Sweat Lodge, Vision Quest, Full Moon Ritual, and others. He does healing circles making use of many techniques such as massage, Stone Healing, Chakra balancing, aroma, Reiki, reflexology, and others to help people find a balanced energy in their lives. Has been working with Moksha Magic, a Sex Magic technique, for the past 5 years and has facilitated many circles using this to heal and generate energy for the well being of all. He does Native beadwork and custom leatherwork and has been actively teaching workshops on various Native topics for the past several years.

Becca and Kelso

Nightly drum circles with the Becca, Kelso and friends! Features inclusive drum rhythms that every level of drummer, from the new comer to the experienced can participate in. Dancers, and those who just want to sit back and enjoy the rhythm and community are all welcome. Bring your drums and flow toys; you're going to want them.

Kelso was born and raised in Buffalo. He  has always been in love with music. At eight years old he started playing drums. He first found the djembe over 20 years ago after one of his best friends Miguel , visited Starwood for the first time and brought home a djembe and "a jungle man" named Freedom"(no really) who build and gifted Kelso his first Djembe. Kelso instantly fell in love with the djembe the first time he put his hands on it, and has been playing it ever since. He’s drummed at Sirius Rising, Starwood, Heartland, Hawkfest, FPG, Phoenix Phyre, May Moon, Rowan Fest, ESA, CMA, Stones Rising, Witch Stock, Freedom Fest and so many more, just to play with the best. He has had the privilege to learn and play with some of the most talented drummers in the world He’s played alongside musicians such as Nightawk, Ginger Doss, Linda Millard, (Dream Tribe) Nighthawk Spoonfed Tribe (at Heartland),  Bekah Kelso as well as several African masters including Dr. Djo Bi He understands the inner workings of the drum physically, mentally spiritually and energetically. His energy and love for the drum circle and the community led him to start putting on workshops, not just for the adults but for the children as well (they are the future of our community) and he loves to teach and share what he has learned along his journey with the drum.